Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: fujitsu siemens laptop not working

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    LDN
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    fujitsu siemens laptop not working

    its a fujitsu siemens lifebook S 6010, it was a throwaway at a company that my friend worked for so he gave it to me for free.

    i bought a charger for it, but as soon as i started it up it began to install windows XP by itself but then fails saying that a certain file cannot be copied. i tried to enter the setup but it asks for a password, you can still change the boot order but for some reason it wouldnt boot from the CD rom.

    My questions are, how do i reset the bios password so i can have access to the setup menu, and do you have any suggestions on how i could reinstall the OS. I was thinkin that maybe the DVD reader is faulty, but im not too sure an external one is an expensive solution, so if anyone has any advice, please help.

    Thanks
    Raas Claat Russian

  2. #2
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    I don't think you're supposed to discuss things like bios password cracking etc..

    You can buy alternative laptop optical drives..they should simply plug in and work

    Take it to a laptop shop and see what they say.

  3. #3
    DILLIGAF GoNz0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    10,866
    Thanks
    632
    Thanked
    1,190 times in 943 posts
    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage V Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 something X99 based
      • Memory:
      • 16gb GSkill
      • Storage:
      • 4 SSD's + WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980 Strix WC
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1250 (9 years and counting)
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • Operating System:
      • win10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • 220mb Cable
    if u fancy it you can hunt down the cmos battery and reset the password, as its a throwaway laptop i assume its old enough to not have the security chips in place to stop the BIOS password resets.

    flip it over and remove every panel you see, if you spot a small battery connected to a small fly lead with plug, remove it, hit the power button to remove any remaining voltage and leave it off for an hour. it may also be under the keyboard if not behind a panel on the bottom.

    if you cant find the battery the laptop has to be stripped down, its not easy if you have never done it before ! and in some cases its not removable and needs shorting out to reset it.

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    LDN
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    LOL i love new experiences, so im going to give it a go and open it up. it is quite old though, i think its about 1GHz, with 256 MB Ram. When i put the CD Rom in i can hear it trying to read it, but it will still continue to install from the hard drive.

    is there a way i can maybe remove the hard drive and buy a cable to connect it to my pc and the set it up, it might be a cheaper option to removable CD reader
    Raas Claat Russian

  5. #5
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    Yeah you can get them at maplins for a few quid

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...28724&doy=17m7

  6. #6
    DILLIGAF GoNz0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    10,866
    Thanks
    632
    Thanked
    1,190 times in 943 posts
    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage V Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 something X99 based
      • Memory:
      • 16gb GSkill
      • Storage:
      • 4 SSD's + WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980 Strix WC
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1250 (9 years and counting)
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • Operating System:
      • win10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • 220mb Cable
    u cant set windows up on a PC then put the drive into a laptop, it will crash as soon as it tries to use the wrong chipset !

  7. #7
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    Sometimes if you set the ide controller to a standard one in windows you can get it to boot on the laptop..not fool proof but has worked for a few laptops.

    Another fun one to try is install the laptop chipset drivers while in windows on you pc. Then shut it down (rather than let it restart). Stick it back in the laptop and see if it boots.

    All good fun.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    LDN
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    u cant set windows up on a PC then put the drive into a laptop, it will crash as soon as it tries to use the wrong chipset !
    thats what i thought as well, but is it possible to somehow set a fresh windows setup on the hard disk from my pc after formating it, and then let it boot itself up?
    Raas Claat Russian

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    LDN
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Sometimes if you set the ide controller to a standard one in windows you can get it to boot on the laptop..not fool proof but has worked for a few laptops.

    Another fun one to try is install the laptop chipset drivers while in windows on you pc. Then shut it down (rather than let it restart). Stick it back in the laptop and see if it boots.

    All good fun.
    if i get a IDE to usb cable could i still install windows on it form my pc if i use the chipset drivers?

    ok, let me run 1 last idea past you lol, im just having abit of a brainstorm lol

    i know u can get an operating system that can boot off a CD is there a way to transfer it to a hard drive? because its a similar concept, its still booting from a device just not a CD
    Raas Claat Russian

  10. #10
    DILLIGAF GoNz0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    10,866
    Thanks
    632
    Thanked
    1,190 times in 943 posts
    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage V Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 something X99 based
      • Memory:
      • 16gb GSkill
      • Storage:
      • 4 SSD's + WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980 Strix WC
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1250 (9 years and counting)
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • Operating System:
      • win10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • 220mb Cable
    for what they cost, why not get another cd drive, ?

    your not going to lose out bud, if it dont work you strip the lot and flog it on ebay.. you may think its worthless, but trust me its not !

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    LDN
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    cool, thanks for the advice guys, if nothing works out, off to ebay it goes LOL
    Raas Claat Russian

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. samsung laptop not working!!!!!!!!!
    By hitharder in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-01-2007, 11:14 AM
  2. USB2 not working on laptop!
    By greektony in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-11-2006, 11:13 AM
  3. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A3667 Notebook
    By BrandX in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2006, 07:42 PM
  4. Laptop Dual Screen...
    By streetster in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-09-2004, 09:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •